12 August, 2008

PUBLISH & BE BANNED

Am I the only one who's slightly confused over this?
Today, in the Tabloid section of the
Gulf News, the choice of blog posts published in the weekly 'Blogosphere' round up includes our very own secret dubai.

According to all the clicking I've done - from my own blogroll to the GN link - secretdubai's blog is forbidden.

So, we (as in UAE dwellers) are not allowed to see what secretdubai has written, but 'journalists' are permitted to read her blog & then publish it in a national newspaper.

Another helping of double standards anyone?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

RSS can't be blocked

samuraisam said...

anonymous: RSS can be blocked.

As far as I can tell Gulf News does not have the proxy because its one of the few UAE IP addresses that visits my blog via links from secretdubai's blog.

Seabee said...

And of course the link they give doesn't work. Questions are probably being asked of Florence, the stand-in compiler...

Dubai Sunshine said...

I'm able to access SD's blog through Bloglines...

kaya said...

I am unable to access sd's blog. Even though I tried to subscribe to it.

i*maginate said...

I noticed s&d has been unblocked for months now but no new posts. Weird...

secretdubai said...

If anyone is having troubles just drop me an email - I can sign you up to the email feed for it.

I've been a bit busy to post much lately, so you haven't missed much!

kaya said...

sd
stupid question
what is ur email address.

Rajeeve Chelanat said...

it can be that it is purposefully blocked.. no surprise...i dont think that here, they give much importance for that concept..though they talk much on that..they like polished and refined news and bits..like, obesity, gaywalking, illegal parking etc...those things which doesnt hurt anybody, doesnt make anybody exercise their gray cells, such lots.

regards

secretdubai said...

My email address is my username here at gmail.

kaya said...

Thankyou sd

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